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Alumni eNewsletter Issue 5 #3 Purim

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Hebrew Academy Chabad• Email: neilfort@hacds.org• Phone: 7148980051 • www.HACDS.org
Alumni Association News
 
The Academy Visionary Awards Dinner held at the Four Seasons Beverly Hills honored the classes of '83-'85.
In attendance were Simcha Dauer, Yeruchem Eilfort, Yaakov Houten, Eric Stein, David Menter, Moez Khorsandi, Nathan (Nourani) Newman, Zev Brooks, and Elie Shadian. The ladies had recently celebrated the engagement of Mira Scharf. Click the image above to see more pictures from these classes.


Mrs. Nechama Eilfort - Alumni coordinator

To include your special events and news, message neilfort@hacds.org or through Facebook.

 
 
Please forward this newsletter to your friends who may not have received it!
 
 
A word from:
Present & Past Staff of the Hebrew Academy

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We hope you have a Happy Purim! Remember to hear the Megillah - twice
Give Mishloach Manos - 2 foods to 1 person
Give Matanot L'Evyonim - charity to 2 
Mesibah - a PURIM MEAL
click here to find a Purim event near you

Connections: Rochel Leah Schusterman

RL Schusterman.jpgThis year the Schusterman family will be celebrating the30th Yahrtzeit of their mother, Rochel Leah Schusterman OBM They have created a Facebook Page to share memories and events relating this. Please click here to visit the Page.

Many of you have stories of how your lives were affected by Rochel Leah Schusterman OBM. Please share them with us. Follow on the Page for updates relating to the celebration and projects in her honor.

 

School Happenings

Job Opportunity - 
Looking for an employee? Want to hire a fellow alum? Let me know!

There are many volunteer opportunities on the HA campus -

  • Reading to students in the library
  • One on one tutoring opportunities
  • Mentoring the senior class
  • Sunday Soccer coach AYSO
  • Speaking to a class about how school knowledge applies to the real world (A pilot spoke about math, a dentist about oral health etc.)
  • Call us 714 898 0051#209
Please visit our website www.hacds.org to see more outstanding programs.

In Five Words or Less
  • The goldfish science project
  • Bus muffler fixed with hanger
  • Two graduates in Senior Class
  • Your memory here...


Want to add to this column? Send us your submissions.

Where are you now?

The 2016 Reunion is being geared to graduates of '00-'10. This year's reunion will be designed by the Hebrew Academy's amazing Events Coordinator Jenny Kdoshim. We have some new and exciting plans for the Reunion and ARE looking for interested and devoted alumni to help plan and execute the event. Please call Rabbi Engel or Nechama Eilfort - Alumni Coordinators. (Phone numbers below)

Join our LinkedIn Group Hebrew Academy Professional Network to offer/find business opportunities from within our own ranks.

Please watch the  Alumni Facebook Page and

 

for opportunities to laugh with friends.

Alumni Giving
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Alumni Pledge Pin

 



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For a tour of the school please contact  admissions@hacds.org

 
Candle Lighting Times for
Huntington Beach, CA [Based on Zip Code 92647]:
Shabbat Candle Lighting: 6;50pm
Friday, March 25, 2016
Shabbat Ends: 7:46pm
Saturday, March 26
Torah Portion:
 
Tzav
 


In This Issue:

  • Alumni Association News
  • Rabbi Newman's Message
  • A Word from Your Staff
  • Alumni News
  • Connections
  • School Happenings
  • Special Moments: Then and Now
  • In Five Words or Less
  • Where are you Now?
  • Save the Dates
 

Rabbi Newman's Message

Dear Alumni,

Joy

There is a quiet happiness: an inner sense of bliss, the innocent joy of a small child, one of wonderment and gratitude. It is a happiness to carry with you at all times.

Then there are those seasons when happiness blooms for all to see, bursting out in song, in dance, in celebration. A festival, a wedding, a time to feast and rejoice with family and friends.

But the ultimate happiness is the joy of Purim. It is no longer about you, your family, your life. It is about making others laugh, bringing smiles to the weary, celebration to those who feel abandoned, a feast to those who had lost all hope.

It is a season for breaking out of yourself, out of your character, out of all those bounds you have set for yourself—“beyond knowing.”

The light of Purim knows no bounds.

Likkutei Sichot, vol. 16, p. 371

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Alumni News

  • See the Alumni Facebook Group for nachas notes, life transitions,

Special Moments: Then & Now

THEN:

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NOW:

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And Some Things Never Change:

 

 

“And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?"


-Esther 4:14

 
 

 

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Alumni eNewsletter Issue 5 #2 Chanukah 

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Hebrew Academy Chabad• Email: neilfort@hacds.org• Phone: 7148980051 • www.HACDS.org
Alumni Association News
 
The 2016 Reunion is being geared to graduates of '00-'10. This year's reunion will be designed by the Hebrew Academy's amazing Events Coordinator Jenny Kdoshim. We have some new and exciting plans for the Reunion and ARE looking for interested and devoted alumni to help plan and execute the event. Please call Rabbi Engel or Nechama Eilfort - Alumni Coordinators. (Phone numbers below)

Check out our LinkedIn Group Hebrew Academy Professional Network . Please join to offer/find business opportunities from within our own ranks.

Please watch the  Alumni Facebook Page and  Groupfor opportunities to laugh with friends.

Alumni Giving
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Alumni Pledge Pin

Mrs. Nechama Eilfort - Alumni coordinator

To include your special events and news, messageneilfort@hacds.org or through Facebook.

 
 
Please forward this newsletter to your friends who may not have received it!
 
 
A word from:
Present & Past Staff of the Hebrew Academy

Hope you had a very happy Chanukah!

 

Connections: Menachem (Michael) Rubinstein

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School Happenings

Job Opportunity - 
Looking for an employee? Want to hire a fellow alum? Let me know!

There are many volunteer opportunities on the HA campus -

  • Reading to students in the library
  • One on one tutoring opportunities
  • Mentoring the senior class
  • Sunday Soccer coach AYSO
  • Speaking to a class about how school knowledge applies to the real world (A pilot spoke about math, a dentist about oral health etc.)

Call us 714 898 0051#209

Please visit our website www.hacds.org to see more outstanding programs.

In Five Words or Less
  • Color War breakout
  • That school bus breakdown again
  • Class picture photobombs
  • Your memory here...


Want to add to this column? Send us your submissions.

Where are you now?
The Visionary Awards Dinner at the Four Seasons Beverly Hills will be featuring the classes of '83, '84 and '85. If you graduated in one those years (not necessarily from HA) and can be a class captain, let us know. We are considering nominations for Honoree!

 



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For a tour of the school please contact  admissions@hacds.org

 
Candle Lighting Times for
Huntington Beach, CA [Based on Zip Code 92647]:
Shabbat Candle Lighting: 4:36pm
Friday, January 1
Shabbat Ends: 5:26pm
Saturday, January 2
Torah Portion:
 

Shemot

 


In This Issue:

  • Alumni Association News
  • Rabbi Newman's Message
  • A Word from Your Staff
  • Alumni News
  • Connections
  • School Happenings
  • Special Moments: Then and Now
  • In Five Words or Less
  • Auction Royale Invitation
 

Rabbi Newman's Message

Dear Alumni,

Light in the Darkness
 
The Parshiyot during this coming period deal with the redemption from Egypt and the ten plagues. The ninth plague was ‘Choshech’ or deep darkness. The Torah, when simultaneously speaking about the Jewish people, says “for all the Children of Israel there was light in their community.” This statement rings true conceptually , not only during the exile of Egypt, but also during all subsequent exiles.
 
Mitzrayim was by far the most sophisticated civilization in the world at that time. Their knowledge, especially in science and industry, was far superior to all others. However culturally they were steeped in idol worship and societally highly immoral – conceptually represented by darkness.
 
Enter in the picture the Children of Israel who, although were geographically close, had a belief system that was many millennium advanced. They belief was of monotheism and they had a code of values passed down from the Matriarchs and Patriarchs based on the Torah that shined then and continues to stand apart from the surrounding culture to this very day. We can proudly say that every single day in every single country from the time of Egypt through all the turbulence that our people have experienced in our long drawn out exile throughout the generations “for all the Children of Israel there was light in their community.”
 
We are direct heirs to that beautiful set of values. Our alumni have the advantage of receiving a comprehensive knowledge of the Torah through the Hebrew Academy education. I urge you to live a life of light and let the brilliance shine to many others in your community through your influence.
 
Please share with us your ‘light’ stories. We would love to hear from you. Your experiences will brighten up the day for all in our community. May Hashem bless you with “the light of Moshiach’ soon.

 

 

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Alumni News

  • Please email me your news for the next newsletter!

Special Moments: Then & Now


THEN:

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NOW:

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And Some Things Never Change:

 

“You can see religion as a battle, a holy war, in which you win a victory for your faith by force or fear. Or you can see it as a candle you light to drive away some of the darkness of the world. The difference is that the first sees other religions as the enemy. The second sees them as other candles, not threatening mine, but adding to the light we share."


- Rabbi Sir Jonathan Sacks

 
 

 

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 Alumni eNewsletter Issue 5 #1 Rosh Hashana

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Hebrew Academy ChabadEmail: neilfort@hacds.orgPhone: 7148980051 www.HACDS.org
Alumni Association News
The 2016 Reunion is being geared to graduates of '00-'10. This year's reunion will be designed by the Hebrew Academy's amazing Events Coordinator Jenny Kdoshim. We have some new and exciting plans for the Reunion and ARE looking for interested and devoted alumni to help plan and execute the event. Please call Rabbi Engel or Nechama Eilfort - Alumni Coordinators. (Phone numbers below)

Check out our LinkedIn Group: Hebrew Academy Professional Network . Please join to offer/find business opportunities from within our own ranks.

Please watch the Alumni Facebook Page and Group for opportunities to laugh with friends.

Alumni Giving
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Alumni Pledge Pin

Mrs. Nechama Eilfort - Alumni coordinator

To include your special events and news, message neilfort@hacds.org or through Facebook.

 
 
Please forward this newsletter to your friends who may not have received it!
 
 
A word from:
Present & Past Staff of the Hebrew Academy
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Connections: Drop Ins

Jonathan Ofir dropped in to say hi to his HA family. If you are in town, pleas stop in and say 'hi' and take a walk around campus.

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School Happenings
Job Opportunity -
HA is looking for someone to fill the Marketing and Admissions position.

There are many volunteer opportunities on the HA campus -

  • Reading to students in the library
  • One on one tutoring opportunities
  • Mentoring the senior class
  • Sunday Soccer coach AYSO
  • Speaking to a class about how school knowledge applies to the real world (A pilot spoke about math, a dentist about oral health etc.)

Call us 714 898 0051#209

Please visit our website www.hacds.org to see more outstanding programs.

In Five Words or Less

  • Push in your chair first
  • Don't cross your legs
  • The Yom Kippur Rabbi Play
  • Your memory here...

Want to add to this column? Send us your submissions.

Where are you now?

Expect a call from Rabbi Engel or call or email us with your news and information.

Let us know what you are up to.

We are looking for alumni music bands - anyone?


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Candle Lighting Times for
Huntington Beach, CA [Based on Zip Code 92647]:
Yom Kippur Candle Lighting: Tuesday 6:31pm
 
Holiday Ends: 7:24pm
 
Torah Portion this coming week:
Haazinu
 


In This Issue:

  • Alumni Association News
  • Rabbi's Message
  • A Word from Your Staff
  • Alumni News
  • Connections
  • School Happenings
  • Special Moments: Then and Now
  • In Five Words or Less
  • Auction Royale RSVP
 

Rabbi's Message

Days of Awe

Dear Alumni,

 

Rosh Hashanah has come and gone and Yom Kippur is on the horizon. During these Ten Days of Teshuva our focus is on asking the Almighty to forgive us for our past misdeeds and to bless us with a sweet year. We spend much time in shul in earnest devotion in order that the outcome of this Day of Atonement should be positive and filled with blessings.

There is a less well known aspect to Yom Kippur, which is that it is a Day of Joy.

We are assured by our Sages ob'm, that by following the Yom Kippur protocol, Gd will grant us a clean slate. This opportunity to start afresh fills us with immense confidence which in turn gives us great joy. These feelings are infused into our prayers. And we can experience a Yom Kippur full of meaning, inspiration and JOY.

Let us enjoy the season by celebrating together.

Shana Tova, Gmar Chatima Tova – happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year to all!

 

Rabbi Moshe Y. Engel

REngel@hacds.org

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Special Moments: Then & Now


THEN:


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NOW:

 

“Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is the holy of holies of Jewish time. It is that rarest of phenomena, a Jewish festival without food."
- Jonathan Sacks

 
 
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Hebrew Academy Chabad Email: neilfort@hacds.org Phone: 7148980051www.HACDS.org
Alumni Association News
Our NEW WEBSITE is live at www.hacds.org! check it out.
 
We Tweet! Hebrew Academy can be found on Twitter at @HBHebrewAcademy.
 

Check out our LinkedIn Group: Hebrew Academy Professional Network. Please join to offer/find business opportunities from within our own ranks. The HA is looking for a new Executive Assistant and a Receptionist. Please call the office for information and to submit a resume.

 

Please watch the Alumni Facebook Group for opportunities to laugh with friends. The Alumni Family Event was a success and we hope to host more events for you.

 

And of course, we have a Facebook Page for the Hebrew Academy where you can see what is currently happening.

 

Alumni Giving
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Alumni Pledge Pin

Mrs. Nechama Eilfort - Alumni coordinators - Rabbi Engel

To include your special events and news, message neilfort@hacds.org or Nechama Eilfort through Facebook. Networking and advertising opportunities will be available soon.

 
 
Please forward this newsletter to your friends who may not have received it!
 
 
A word from our Staff:
 
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Click on the teacher's picture for the article.

 
Connections:

Alumni Family Event

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The Alumni Association is very pleased with the turn out at the first Alumni Family Event. We had 150 people in attendance including favorite staff members from years gone by. The atmosphere was warm and excited while people laughed and shared memories together. Most of the staff stood up and shared their recollections of teaching at the Hebrew Academy. Many alumni were interviewed about their time at the Hebrew Academy. (We should be able to share that video with you soon.) Yearbooks and pictures were strewn on tables for viewing. There were hot burgers to eat and cold beers to drink. Food, fun and friends... We hope to make this an annual event and we'd like to be able to let you know about it. Please forward this email to your friends who are not yet on our email list.

Your Family IS Our Family

Come visit the Alumni Office and take a tour of the Campus. See first hand the fresh face of the Hebrew Academy.

 

OUR CAMPUS
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School Happenings

New Uniforms -

For many of you, the idea of uniforms at the Hebrew Academy is already new. The Hebrew Academy has been in uniform since 1993. The uniform code was updated this year to reflect the school colors - burgundy and gold. The girls are in a new burgundy and gold plaid skirt, while the boys wear navy pants. Tops are white button down or burgundy polo shits with an extra option of grey polo shirt. The children look crisp and neat. The new logoed uniforms create an atmosphere of school pride and scholarship.

 

More renovations -

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Speaking of the logo. The Hebrew Academy has three new signs. The signs sport the school's new logo, pictured above, in the school colors. We also have a new electronic marquis in the north parking lot.

 

$45 for 45 -

Happy Birthday, Hebrew Academy! This will be the Hebrew Academy's 45th year. We have created a $10,000 fundraising event to honor the school for reaching this landmark. Every dollar raised in this fundraiser is being matched by the AVI CHAI Foundation. Please help us in this social fundraising endeavor by going to www.crowdrise.com/HebrewAcademy and donate any amount. Remember you donation will be matched! Some of the funds will be used to renovate the girls' high school bathroom.

 

Annual Auction -

The Annual Auction this year exceeded previous years in donations. Those funds go to the physical improvement of the school grounds. This year the Library Complex is the focus of improvement. The Library has had a complete overhaul, new floors, walls and furniture. The next move will be creating outdoor space for the library.

Each year we see more alumni attend the Annual Auction. Call or email Jenny Kdoshim eventshahb@gmail.com to bring alumni to this fun evening next year.

 

Solar Panels -

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Could we BE more green? We thought so.The Hebrew Academy is very environmentally conscious. There are cans and bottles recycling bins at each building and paper recycling bins in each classroom and office. Our buildings are being fitted for even more solar panels. We officially have 472 panels!

Please visit our website www.hacds.org to see more outstanding programs.

 

In Five Words or Less

  • When the Rishon l'Tzion visited
  • Rabbi Engel's clown costume
  • The boys' high school house
  • Who's that behind the bus?
  • Your memory here...

Want to add to this column? Send us your submissions.

 

Where are you now?

Thank you, alumni who text and email your news to Rabbi Engel and Nechama Eilfort. Because of you we can share your life events in our Facebook Group.


Keep up the good work. Our email addresses and cell phone numbers are in the right column.

 

 

There are many volunteer opportunities on the HA campus -

- Sunday Soccer; coach or sponsor a team, we are now AYSO affiliates!

- Read to students in the newly renovated library.

- Talk to middle and high school students about what you do.

- Teach an Enrichment Class on Wednesday afternoon.

- High school is looking for a Stock Broker or Investment Advisor to speak to the economics class.

Call us 714 898 0051#209

 

 

 
Candle Lighting Times for
Huntington Beach, CA [Based on Zip Code 92647]:
Shabbat Candle Lighting: 6:56
Friday,
Shabbat Ends: 7:55
April 11, '14 - Nissan 11
Torah Portion:
 

Acharei

 


In This Issue:

  • Alumni Association News
  • Rabbi Newman's Message
  • A Word from Your Staff
  • Alumni News
  • Connections
  • School Happenings
  • Special Moments: Then and Now
  • In Five Words or Less
 

 

Rabbi Newman's Message

Refurbishings

Dear Alumni,

What is the relevance to us of an event that occurred over three millenia ago?

We are in the season of celebrating Pesach – the exodus of Mitzrayim. The Seder is the most observed tradition in Jewish life. We retell the story of the travails of the Jewish people under bondage and their remarkable redemption from their servitude to receive the Torah. But it is a very long time ago. Egypt is not Egypt and slavery is not slavery any more. What is therefore the relevance of Pesach to us?

There is a Chassidic play on the word Mitzrayim/Egypt that also translates as limitations. And Pesach translates as pass over or leaping. Using these creative concepts Pesach takes on a new and fresh timeless meaning.

All of us are restricted in our growth by the limitations that are self-imposed on our activities. Pesach, at the Seder, is a time to consider breaking out of those limitations by leaping to the next level. It becomes a leap of faith for each one of us. True freedom is achieved by realizing powers that we did not know exist. Through these freshly discovered powers we launch to greater heights. This phenomenon happened to our ancestors in Mitzrayim in forging us to a nation of Jews and can happen to each of us. All we need to do is dream and believe.

This is the time to refurbish – build on the old and leap to new vistas. Judaism is faith based but action oriented. By taking on a new Mitzvah for the coming year, Hashem will shower His limitless blessings on each and every one of us.

Happy Pesach to all!

Rabbi Yitzchok Newman

 

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Alumni News


  • Emmanuelle Lehat engaged
  • Rina Dahan engaged
  • Gail ben Meir son Natton engaged
  • Zalmy Cyrulnik engaged
  • Miri Lazarescu engaged
  • Alex Baig engaged
  • Channa Kontokanis
  • Mushka Rapoport married to Boruch Hecht
  • Dani Krok Feierman married
  • Jacob Leven married
  • Bryna Segelstein married to Gavriel Cohen
  • Leora Jacobson married
  • Dini Eliezrie Spigler baby boy
  • Brocho Ebriani Turner baby boy
  • Engel baby boy
  • Baila Rochel Tenenbaum Bisk baby boy
  • Moriah Parks Shmukler baby boy
  • Marissa Goldsman baby boy
  • Tzion Greenspan Mark baby boy
  • Devorah Leah Newman baby
  • Nechemia Newman baby girl
  • Matti Greenspan baby girl
  • Chaya Greenwald baby girl
  • Tova Shallman Altman baby girl
  • Ben Fried baby girl
  • Goldie Perelmuter Weingarten baby girl
  • Sharona Mahgarefteh Lavian baby girl
  • Esther Frosburg Diamond baby girl
  • Tamar Parks Carlebach baby girl
  • Shiri Leitner making Aliyah


Special Moments: Then & Now


THEN:

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NOW:

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So long as a person is capable of self-renewal, they are a living being."


- Henri-Frederic Amiel

 
 

 

Contact Us

Call us to discuss how YOU can help keep our Alumni Association a vibrant and growing community. We need YOUR help.



For a tour of the school please contact Alexandra Greenberg 714-898-0051 ext. 284 or email her at admissions@hacds.org.

 

 

 

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Hebrew Academy Chabad Email: neilfort@hacds.org Phone: 714.898.0051 www.hacds.org

Alumni Family Reunion

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What do Jews do on December 25th?

Eat Chinese food and watch a movie.

What do former Hebrew Academy students do on December 25th?

Click here to answer
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Who: All former students of the Hebrew Academy and their families.

What: Tour the school. See old friends and teachers. Stroll down memory lane.

Three great programs.

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When: December 25th 2013, 3pm - 7pm

Where:
Hebrew Academy
14401 Willow Lane
Huntington Beach CA 92647


Alumni Program

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Kids of Alumni Program

 

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For program details click here
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Parents of Alumni Program

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Read THIS email for a chance to win $100.
Each link you open is another chance to win the raffle. There are five links in this email.

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The raffle will be held on Wednesday, December 11th at noon. The winner will immediately be notified by email and name will be posted on our Facebook Page and Group. Winner need not be present to win.
 

 

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Our Facebook Page

 

RSVP Soon

So that we may prepare food, childcare etc.

RSVP form HERE

Want to help? Volunteers needed for the planning committee and more.

Email rengel@hacds.org

 

 


Contact Us

Nechama Eilfort
neilfort@hacds.org
760.612.9787

Rabbi Engel
rengel@hacds.org
714.863.1426

 

Join our Facebook Group
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Make an End of Year tax deductible donation to your Alma Mater

Click here

No gift too small or too large.

 
 
 
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Hebrew Academy Chabad Email: neilfort@hacds.org Phone: 7148980051 www.HACDS.org
Alumni Association News Issue 3 #1
 
This summer Rabbi Engel invited some parents of former alumni to the annual SGI Summer Festival. Ten parents attended. For the next event watch the eNewsletter and your inbox.
Check out our LinkedIn Group: Hebrew Academy Professional Network. Please join to offer/find business opportunities from within our own ranks.
Please watch the Alumni Facebook Page for opportunities to laugh with friends. Recently, we found some poster boards with pictures from various years. Some of the pictures are shared on the Facebook page and on the right.
Alumni Giving
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Alumni Pledge Pin
Mrs. Nechama Eilfort - Alumni coordinator
To include your special events and news message neilfort@hacds.org or through Facebook. Networking and advertising opportunities will be available soon.
 
 
Please forward this newsletter to your friends who may not have received it!
 
 
A word from your Staff:
Cheryl Johnson Tristan Todd Ronja Fajnland

...panning for gold....
...dissections...
...cookie cutter kids...
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Connections: Chaya Leah Sufrin
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Chaya Leah Sufrin recently had a Facebook friends war with her father, Rabbi Abba Perelmuter. Who won is still a subject of debate. Read about her years at the Hebrew Acacemy and why she is still here.
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School Happenings
Our Library has been completely renovated.Click the image below for more pictures.

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Funds for the new floors were donated by Mr. Yanki Greenspan, an alum and parent at the Hebrew Academy. This, in turn, inspired others to assist in the complete and extensive renovation. There are new glass walls, new study areas, beautiful donated oak tables, artwork and more. Please come visit the library.
More renovations -The Hebrew Academy installed new signs over the entrances donated by Elro Signs in Gardena.
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iPads - Technology at The Hebrew Academy
The Hebrew Academy has new iPads for the students and wifi for students who take notes with their laptops.
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On the left, Mrs. Raychel Lydon, our high school Government/Econ teacher, has the students use the iPads to research their project. On the right, our kindergarteners learn to navigate the school iPads.
Annual Auction
kpLAYGROUND.JPGBetween now and November 17th you will be hearing a great deal about the Auction Royale. It is an evening of fun to benefit our school's building and grounds. The emphasis is on socializing - it is a chance for parents, teachers, administrators and alumni to get to know one another while enjoying a wonderful auction, entertainment and a gourmet buffet filled with many delicacies. Last year the auction raised monies for the new kindergarten playground. See previous eNewsletter.
Want to be a Table Captain? Even better! Call or email Jenny Kdoshim eventshahb@gmail.com to bring alumni to this fun evening.
There are many volunteer opportunities on the HA campus -
- Sunday Soccer; coach or sponsor a team!
- Read to students in the newly renovated library.
- The first grade is looking for a Marine Biologist.
- If you have experienced challenges in life, the middle boys need to speak with you.
- High school is looking for a Stock Broker or Investment Advisor to speak to the economics class.
Call us 714 898 0051#209
Please visit our website www.hacds.org to see more outstanding programs.
In Five Words or Less

  • Rabbi Tenenbaum's tie
  • Melanie's lipstick
  • Maxine cartoons on the wall
  • Escaped kaporos chickens
  • Dr. Lerner's peanut shells situation
  • Your memory here...

Want to add to this column? Send us your submissions.
Where are you now?
Expect a call from Rabbi Engel or call or email us with your news and information.
 
Anyone know where Mr. Wheatley is?
 
Candle Lighting Times for
Huntington Beach, CA [Based on Zip Code 92647]:
Shabbat Candle Lighting: 5:56pm
Friday, October 18th
Shabbat Ends: 6:50
14 Cheshvan
Torah Portion:
 
VaYeira
 

In This Issue:
  • Alumni Association News
  • Rabbi Newman's Message
  • A Word from Your Staff
  • Alumni News
  • Connections
  • School Happenings
  • Special Moments: Then and Now
  • In Five Words or Less
  • Auction Royale Invitation
 
Rabbi Newman's Message
Renovations
Dear Alumni,
As we begin the reading of the Torah following Simchas Torah we learn about the new world that our father Avrohom encounters. He recognizes the Creator of the world and builds a world based on ethical and virtuous principles. Abraham, in his passion to spread his message to others has a major influence on his society and starts the process of shaping a better world based on Torah true values. We are the fortunate recipients of his arduous and passionate toil millennia later.
Each of us also has the opportunity to build a world that has the ability to endure far into the future. Today’s world, although far different than the one Avrohom encountered, needs the principles set down in Judaism more than ever. The society we are living in is changing rapidly and more often in a direction that challenges the values that we have come to cherish. We have an opportunity, at least in our smaller community, to be active and work together to encourage our families to maintain our values into the future. The simple pursuit of building a family and teaching them to be kind and respectful and have faith in Hashem is an accomplishment that produces great rewards.
Our alumni are fortunate to have had models who exemplified the principle of experiencing the world through the window of Judaism. I encourage you to be builders who shape the future through these principles. Please share with me your successes - I would love to hear from you.
Rabbi Yitzchok Newman
 
RNewman@hacds.org
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Special Moments: Then & Now

THEN:
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So long as a person is capable of self-renewal, they are a living being."

- Henri-Frederic Amiel
 
 
 
For a tour of the school please contact Alexandra Greenberg 714-898-0051 ext. 284 or email her at admissions@hacds.org.
B"H
Hebrew Academy Chabad Email: neilfort@hacds.org Phone: 7148980051 www.HACDS.org
Alumni Association News #6

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Upcoming Alumni Association events.

Our 8th grade students are preparing to take the first Alumni Pledge. Wherein each student in 8th and 12th grades pledge to take the bring honor to the Torah, keep in contact with the Hebrew Academy and make a small charitable gift to the Hebrew Academy, annually, for four years. Those students who make the pledge will receive the Alumni pin pictured above.

Check out our LinkedIn Group: Hebrew Academy Professional Network. Please join to offer/find business opportunities from within our own ranks.

Please watch the Alumni Facebook Page for opportunities to gather with friends. Recently, some of the class of '97 got together for a classmate's Simcha.

Mrs. Nechama Eilfort - Alumni coordinator

To include your special events and news message neilfort@hacds.org or through Facebook. Networking and advertising opportunities will be available soon.

 
 
Please forward this newsletter to your friends who may not have received it!
 
 
A word from your Staff:
Rabbi Dovid Grossman
...60 seconds...

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Rabbi Grossman and his wife were part of the Hebrew Academy staff for 6 years. He now works for a national referral service. Click through to read about job opportunities.

...People typically come to me in a crisis. They are overwhelmed and have no idea how to best help their parents. I am blessed to be able to walk them through tremendous opportunities and options they were often not even aware of. Trying to find a placement for an elderly parent on your own can often cause confusion and anxiety....

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Connections: Rivkah deVries Teich
...the Martha Stewart case...

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Rivka deVries Teich attended the Hebrew Academy from Nursery through High School. She was recently interviewed in the Nshei Chabad Newsletter. Click through to read the interview.

... it is exciting. I am exposed to things that the average citizen doesn’t get to hear. I sit in on proceedings connected with international drug cartels, organized crime, terrorism, tax fraud, white-collar crime, Internet crime. And that’s just a sample. Because it is Grand Jury, I am not at liberty to discuss my cases. Everything is secret and confidential....

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School Happenings

Kindergarten has a new playground, thanks to funds from the Annual Auction.
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Soccer field, covered play area, mini basketball , concrete pad, lunch area...

Kindergarten dissects (one of) the world's smallest shark with Dr. Todd click here

 

"Mathemusical"
Students Shine at The Hebrew Academy
The Hebrew Academy has a winning arts curriculum.
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Ms. Shawn Smith, our wonderful music teacher, has been working with our students all year to help them gain a good understanding of the correlation between musical notes and tempo and mathematics.

 

Commencement Ceremony - Wednesday, June 12th

There are many volunteer opportunities on the HA campus -

- Sunday Soccer; Coach or Sponsor a team!

- We are (still) looking for someone to teach a Debate class to the middle school boys next year.

- Volunteer to assist in a classroom. Help teach first grade about the laughing hey or fourth grade the 'Mah Nishtana' in yiddish.

-If you are a veteran or active military, the high school would like to talk to you.

Hebrew Academy phone number 714 898 0051

Please visit our website www.hacds.org to see more outstanding programs.

 

In Five Words or Less

  • Snow flurries at HAL
  • TP roll bathroom pass
  • Rabbi Berkowitz's recycled parsha jokes
  • Trailers for the cleaning crew
  • Mrs. Brilliant in the library
  • Your memory here...

Want to add to this column? Send us your submissions.

 

Where are you now?

Please, drop Deborah Wilcoxson, aka 'Coach', a line letting her know where you are and what you are up to.
DWilcoxson@hacds.org


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Candle Lighting Times for
Huntington Beach, CA [Based on Zip Code 92647]:
Shabbat Candle Lighting: 7:38pm
Friday, May 31st
Shabbat Ends: 8:40pm
20 Sivan
Torah Portion:
 

Shelach

 



In This Issue:

  • Rabbi Newman's Message
  • Connections
  • A Word from Your Staff
  • Alumni News
  • School Happenings
  • Special Moments: Then and Now
  • In Five Words or Less
 

 

Rabbi Newman's Message

Acquire a Friend

It is always so heartwarming to go to a happy celebration and meet alums of the Hebrew Academy. I just came from a community event and met dozens of former students. But there was a special alum who I have not heard from in at least twenty years. It was so exciting for me to catch up with lots of news.

Ethics of the Fathers states ‘Acquire A Friend’ to which many are puzzled by the expression ’acquire’. We are used to the saying ‘Make A Friend’. The difference is how much effort you put into the process. It is easy to make a friend – maintaining a friendship is the challenging part. Healthy friendships are important in maintaining growth and values and building a community. And friendship is reciprocal. The more you put into the effort the more you get out – exponentially. Who do you turn to to share a happy occasion or for helpful advice if not a good friend. And in time of need it is a good friend that comes through. We have all been in these types of situations where we benefited greatly leaning on someone’s shoulder. It takes extra effort but the payoff is huge.

We are looking for friends in our alumni. The Hebrew Academy has grown in our programs and enhanced our campus immensely. We want to tell you about our success. Our alumni are the biggest part of that story. You can help us by making contact with us and staying in touch.

I would love to hear from you. Please email me today with all your nachas stories. You will be helping me fulfill ‘Acquire a Friend’. My pledge is that I will connect back to you.

With best wishes,

Rabbi Yitzchok Newman

 

RNewman@hacds.org

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Special Moments: Then & Now


THEN:

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Generation to generation will praise Your works, and they will recite Your mighty deeds."


- Psalms 145:4

 
 

 


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Call the Front Office 714 898 0051

 

Now Accepting Applications for the 2013-2014 school year.

For a tour please contact Alexandra Greenberg 714-898-0051 ext. 284 or email her at admissions@hacds.org.

 




     
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Hebrew Academy Chabad Email: neilfort@hacds.org Phone: 7148980051www.HACDS.org
Alumni Association News #5
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Upcoming Alumni Association events.

In February of this year the school will be offering a CLE coursethrough the Jewish Learning Institute (JLI); "Living with Integrity". Come back to school and get credit for it!

The second Business Card Exchange will be in February,this is a program to develop a Hebrew Academy Professional Network which will greatly benefit alumni. There will be a free breakfast at each exchange. Would you like an evening exchange as well?

The Alumni Webpage is developing nicely, take a look atwww.hacds.org/Alumni. Click around and explore. I would love to hear some feedback and suggestions.

Check out our LinkedIn Group: Hebrew Academy Professional Network. Please join to offer/find business opportunities from within our own ranks.

Please watch the Alumni Facebook Page for opportunities to gather with friends. Recently, some of the class of '03 got together for a Mom's Night Out.

I enjoyed bumping into Alumni during my recent trip to NY. Thank you for stopping me to say 'hi'.

Mrs. Nechama Eilfort - Alumni coordinator

To include your special events and news message neilfort@hacds.org or through Facebook. Networking and advertising opportunities will be available soon.

 
 
Please forward this newsletter to your friends who may not have received it!
 
 
A word from your Staff: Mr. Norbert Walsh...walking with Maynard...
 

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I had been teaching public school for 20 years after having been a Sgt. in the Marines in Korea. I had coached football, baseball and basketball and I was considering getting out of education but I saw an ad...

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Connections: Tammy Gelber Schwalb
...chocolate mocha rum cake...

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When I was in middle school we moved to Long Beach Blvd. and Susan Short was our math teacher. I remember that we were doing algebra in sixth grade. Mrs. Lynn taught us anatomy and a b it of physiology. We dissected sheep eyes, and it was amazing. I haven’t stopped dissecting stuff since...


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School Happenings

There are many volunteer opportunities on the HA campus -

Skills Based Volunteerism Opportunities.

- we are looking for someone to teach a Debate class to the middle school boys.

 

- Volunteer to assist in a classroom. Help teach first grade about the laughing hey or fourth grade the 'Mah Nishtana' in yiddish.

-If you are a veteran or active military, the high school would like to talk to you.

 

 

Grand Purim Celebration - Sunday, Feb. 24

This year the holiday of Purim falls on Saturday eveving, February 23 and February 24. Purim is a very special holiday with its unique festive spirit. It is especially fund and exciting for children. The Hebrew Academy has planned a very meaningful and memorable celebration at school which will take place on Sunday, February 24, from 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Megillah readings - Costume Contest - Sensational Entertainment - Special Purim Lunch - Delicious Hamantaschen - Exciting Raffle Prizes - Jubilant Purim Dancing

 

Visionary Dinner - Sunday, March 3rd

Golf Tournament - Monday, May 6th

If you have an interest in becoming part of the Golf Committee, please contact Jenny Kdoshim Events Coordinator 714.898.0051 ext. 223 or email eventshahb@gmail.com .

 

 

In Five Words or Less

  • Shasta Soda in CGI canteen
  • Unsanctioned HS trip to FL
  • Football in the parking lot
  • There was a boys' HS
  • Channel 5 interviews Rabbi Newman
  • Your memory here...

Want to add to this column? Send us your submissions.

 

Where are you now?

Please, drop Deborah Wilcoxson, aka 'Coach', a line letting her know where you are and what you are up to.
DWilcoxson@hacds.org

 

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The HA is selling Mishloach Manos. They are elegant and unique.
check out our website at www.hacds.org/Purim

We would like to send you a Purim basket, please go tohacds.org/AlumniRegis and fill out your contact form.

 

 
Candle Lighting Times for
Huntington Beach, CA [Based on Zip Code 92647]:
Shabbat Candle Lighting: 5:11pm
Friday, Feb 8th
Shabbat Ends: 6:08pm
28 Shevat
Torah Portion:
 

Mishpatim

 



In This Issue:

  • Rabbi Newman's Message
  • Connections
  • A Word from Your Staff
  • Alumni News
  • School Happenings
  • Special Moments: Then and Now
  • In Five Words or Less
 

 

Rabbi Newman's Message

Light in the Darkness

The Parshiyot during this period deal with the redemption from Egypt and the ten plagues. The ninth plague was ‘Choshech’ or deep darkness. The Torah, when simultaneously speaking about the Jewish people, says “for all the Children of Israel there was light in their community.” This statement rings true conceptually , not only during the exile of Egypt, but also during all subsequent exiles.

 

Mitzrayim was by far the most sophisticated civilization in the world at that time. Their knowledge, especially in science and industry, was far superior to all others. However culturally they were steeped in idol worship and societally highly immoral – conceptually represented by darkness.

 

Enter in the picture the Children of Israel who, although were geographically close, had a belief system that was many millennium advanced. They belief was of monotheism and they had a code of values passed down from the Matriarchs and Patriarchs based on the Torah that shined then and continues to stand apart from the surrounding culture to this very day. We can proudly say that every single day in every single country from the time of Egypt through all the turbulence that our people have experienced in our long drawn out exile throughout the generations “for all the Children of Israel there was light in their community.”

 

We are direct heirs to that beautiful set of values. Our alumni have the advantage of receiving a comprehensive knowledge of the Torah through the Hebrew Academy education. I urge you to live a life of light and let the brilliance shine to many others in your community through your influence.

 

Please share with us your ‘light’ stories. We would love to hear from you. Your experiences will brighten up the day for all in our community. May Hashem bless you with “the light of Moshiach’ soon.

 

 

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Special Moments: Then & Now


THEN:

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NOW:

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We've all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That's who we really are.”


- J.K. Rowling

 
 

 

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Hebrew Academy Chabad Email: neilfort@hacds.org Phone: 7148980051 www.HebrewAcademyHB.com
Volume 5773 Issue #1

Alumni Association News #4
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The Alumni Association is excited to have so many upcoming events. This year we have added many events to the calendar that will benefit alumni as well as create bonds between alumni and the Hebrew Academy.

Some upcoming events are the Business Card Exchange in October, a program to develop a Hebrew Academy Professional Network which will greatly benefit alumni. There will be a free breakfast at each exchange. We hope that 7:30am is early enough for people to make it to work afterwards.

Another event is the Auction Royale in November. We would like to personally invite the alumni to attend. We would like to send your invitations to your physical address. Please update your contact information at www.hacds.org/AlumniRegis.

In February of this year the school will be offering a CLE coursethrough the Jewish Learning Institute (JLI); "Living with Integrity". Come back to school and get credit for it!

The Alumni Webpage is developing nicely, take a look at www.hacds.org/Alumni. Click around and explore. I would love to hear some feedback and suggestions.

We have started a LinkedIn Group: Hebrew Academy Professional Network. Please join to offer/find business opportunities from within our own ranks.

To include your special events and news messageneilfort@hacds.org or through Facebook. Networking and advertising opportunities will be available soon.

Mrs. Nechama Eilfort - Alumni coordinator

 
 
Please forward this newsletter to your friends who may not have received it!
 
 
A word from your Staff: Vi Bloom ...chihuahua in Mr. Walsh's class...
 

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...We started at the Hebrew Academy when my kids were little. We were attending Temple Beth David and my older son Steven, who was just 11 years old, went on a Shabbaton at the school when it was in Long Beach. He came home so happy. He said that he LOVED the Hebrew Academy and he was nagging me that he wanted to go to school there. I finally called and sat with Rabbi Schusterman and Rabbi Piekarski and the next thing I knew all three of the kids were signed up. Steven was 11, Ricky was 9 and Laura was 7 years old.

After a few years that we were in Long Beach, they bought the facility in Westminster. I started working there in 1979. I had another job and one day Rabbi Schusterman asked if I would be interested in working in the office. Of course I wanted to be close to my kids, so I took the job. I found out that it wasn’t just one job that I was taking...

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Connections: Leigh Esther Hershcovich "Shattered Illusions"

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I was born and raised in San Francisco, California. My family became Ba’al Teshuva when I was very young....

I felt at home at the Hebrew Academy right away. Arriving in Huntington Beach the night before school began, I was a stranger in a strange land but that quickly changed. My peers and classmates made sure that my sister and I felt welcome and comfortable there, and it very quickly became a place that I still call home...

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School Happenings

There are many volunteer opportunities on the HA campus -

We are looking for skills based volunteerism. SBV is service by individuals or groups that capitalizes on personal talents or core business skills, experience or education. For example: an artist can demonstrate technique, a writer can explain the writing process. What can YOU add?
A volunteer can speak, offer services or even goods.

-Volunteer to assist in a classroom. Help teach first grade about the laughing hey or fourth grade the 'Mah Nishtana' in yiddish.

-We hope to host a panel discussion in January on Health and Wellness. I am looking for a doctor, a nutritionist and someone in the mental health field.

-If you are a veteran or active military, the high school would like to talk to you.

-Last week the upper school heard from a geneticist; now the Hebrew Academy is looking for an ORTHODONTIST to speak to the upper school.

 

The changing face of the school -

The Hebrew Academy has created some beautiful study areas such as the outdoor classrooms down the center corridor of the buildings. Come take a look. These were made possible by funding raised through the Auction Royale.

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Many of the school's events can be found at the Facebook page here - https://www.facebook.com/HebrewAcademyHB

 



You Know You Went to HA If...

You cried over baby seals.

You know a skeleton named Maynard.

You know Norbie, the almost astronaut.

Joe the bus driver took you home.

Betty Weinberg BDE taught you history.

Vi answered the phone.

You know what Feldspar is.

...

Want to add to this column? Send us your submissions.


Where are you now? Coach would like to know.


Graduates 2004 - now

Ariella Danziger

Rachel Weisz

Devora Ebriani

Bracha Ebriani

Sharon Darel

Rebecca Freed

Jacob Leven

Rachel Leven

Andrew Zuckerman

Nora Ellison

......there are many more on this list.

Please, drop Deborah Wilcoxson, aka 'Coach', a line letting her know where you are and what you are up to.
DWilcoxson@hacds.org


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Remember Simchat Torah and Shmini Atzeret this week - DANCE!
www.chabad.org for your local chabad center

 
Candle Lighting Times for
Huntington Beach, CA [Based on Zip Code 92647]:
Shabbat Candle Lighting: 6:13pm
Friday, Oct 5th
Shabbat Ends: 7:06pm
Shabbat Chol HaMoed Sukkot
Torah Portion:
 

V'Zot HaBerachah

 


In This Issue:

  • Rabbi Newman's Message
  • Connections
  • A Word from Your Staff
  • Alumni News
  • School Happenings
  • You Know You Went to HA If...
  • Special Moments:Then and Now
  • In Five Words or Less
 

Rabbi Newman's Message

New Beginnings, Old Beginnings

It is exciting to realize how many alumni have reconnected with the Hebrew Academy. For some of our alumni it has been over 25 years since they have left the school. However, they are enthusiastic about linking up again and finding out about their former classmates and the staff and Rabbis at the Academy. The Hebrew Academy is marking its 43rd year of providing quality Jewish and general education and various other social programs to our community. It is heartwarming to see the successful lives that had their beginnings at the school.

Soon we will complete the cycle of the Torah and start again by reading the first Parsha of Beraishis. Since the Torah is a book of Mitzvahs, our Sages ask, "Why then does it start with the account of creation of the world rather then the first Mitzvah?" One answer that is offered is, that only by knowing the beginnings, and feeling a sense of gratitude to Hashem for providing for us in this world, can we learn to appreciate the beautiful and wholesome system and way of life that we have been taught through the Torah. This is a valuable underpinning to all the Mitzvos of the Torah and gives them meaning and vitality.

Likewise, in life it is important for us to remember our youth and the wonderful people that were instrumental in forging our character and making Mentches out of us – and the Academy would like to be included in that category. The gratitude that is important for us to feel is essential to our continued growth and should be used as a springboard to our passing it on in our own families and community.

To all that have reconnected we say, "Welcome aboard" and to all others – “What are you waiting for?” In this time of ‘beginnings’ please drop us a line and help us continue our active family ties.

May you all be blessed with a prosperous New Year!

 

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THEN:

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We are assured by covenant that any wide-ranging effort and labor pursued wisely and with friendship is never fruitless.
- Hayom Yom Tishrei 12
 
 

Upcoming Events

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In Five Words or Less
  • Mom and dad working bingo
  • Staff truly invested in students
  • Broken down buses
  • School in Long Beach
  • Moving day, LB to HB
  • Maynard hanging in the lab
  • RLS Rosh Chodesh in MPR
  • Sun rising on the bus
  • Your memory here...

 

 

B"H
Hebrew Academy Chabad Email: admin@hebrewacademyhb.com Phone:www.HebrewAcademyHB.com
Volume 5772 Issue #4
Alumni Association News

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The Alumni Association is moving forward at a steady pace. There are more subscriptions to the Newsletter, the FacebookAlumni Group is growing and there is a Reunion is in the works. I would like to thank those who recently registered through www.HebrewAcademyHB.com using the Alumni tab. You will be able to guide other alumni there to register for the upcoming newsletters and you will find the past Newsletters archived there.

The kick-off meeting for the Reunion will be on Tuesday, April 17th at 11:00AM. Be a part of the steering committee. Join us. Message or email me for the location.

To include your special events and news message neilfort@hebrewacademyhb.com or through Facebook. Networking and advertising opporunities will be available soon.

Mrs. Nechama Eilfort - Alumni coordinator

 
Please forward this newsletter to your friends who may not have received it!
 
A word from your Teacher - Susan Short...classes at the Apple store...
 

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Mrs. Short started as a teacher for the Long Beach Unified School District. She came to the HA to set up and teach the junior and senior high school classes. When someone donated 3 Apple II+’s, her career began. Mrs. Short worked at the Hebrew Academy for many years as the Technology Director. In this position she created the technology curriculum, taught technology skills to students from pre-school through 12th grade, has been yearbook advisor, a sponsor of an after-school computer club, and has been in charge of technology staff development.

Susan graduated from the University of Hawaii, attended Long State University and went on to earn her Master’s Degree in Computer Education. She has attended more than 50 computer conferences, workshops and seminars. She has been a member of....

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Connections: Gila Cohen Davidovsky...Rabbi Engel in a wig and skirt...

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In 1972, I proudly followed my two older brothers through the doors of the Hebrew Academy then located in Long Beach. With fondness I recall those early years. Memories of Rabbi Engel singing the Aleph Bet in 1stand 2nd grade and Rabbi Kurtzman’s stories in 3rd.

I tried public school but yearned to return to the familiar and caring Rabbis and Morot who embraced me with their love of Judaism, igniting my own passion. I graduated the Hebrew Academy High School in 1986

I remember all my teachers. But I am especially grateful to...

 

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School Happenings


Be The Best You Can Be!

The "Be The Best You Can Be" program has kicked off this week!

The first theme will be announced Monday, March 19th. We are extremely excited to see what the students will be capable of for this year.

Please help your students find their blue lanyard from last year and if you have a new student, they will be given a new lanyard free of charge.

Click here to watch a video of last year's program!

You Know You Went To HAHB If....

You pack extra snacks to take along on field trips because you know the bus will break down.

“Take out a sheet a paper and fold it lengthwise.” still makes you shake with fear.

You slept on the floor in a Rabbis house for Shabbos.

You look forward to Mexican food on the lunch menu.

You’ve ever wondered how old Mrs. Short is.

You have tried, and failed, to learn all of the Newmans' names.

You associate Purim with salami sandwiches.

You know Maynard.

You went Whale Watching in 4th grade.

You’ve sold raffle tickets, magazines, chocolates, and gift wrap, all in the same week

You’ve poured over old yearbooks.

Want to add to this column? Send us your submissions.

 
Candle Lighting Times for
Huntington Beach, CA [Based on Zip Code 92647]:
Shabbat Candle Lighting:
Friday, Mar 2
5:32 pm
Shabbat Ends:
Shabbat, Mar 3
6:28 pm
Torah Portion: Tetzaveh
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In This Issue:

  • Rabbi Newman's Message
  • Connections
  • A word from Your Teacher
  • Alumni news
  • School Happenings
  • You Know You Went to HAHB If...
  • Special Moments:Then and Now
  • In Five Words Or Less
 

Rabbi Newman's Message
It’s All About Reconnecting

As Pesach is approaching we end the Seder with the Lshana Hba’ah announcing the in gathering and reconnecting of our scattered people. It is therefore exciting for me to write a few lines welcoming back our alumni to become active and involved in the Hebrew Academy family. From time to time I get regards from long lost students in their thirties, forties or even fifties. One common denominator is they feel a powerful identity as Jews and remember their experience at the Academy with a warm feeling of belonging. That beautiful feeling is what we create Pesach evening at the Seder. Each of us finds an episode that we can relate to and identify with in our own lives.

I welcome all of you to reconnect with the Academy Alumni Association and with me personally. Your experiences in your lives are important and meaningful for us to hear about. Let’s move forward together as one family strong in our faith in Hashem.

Happy and fulfilling Pesach to all!

 

 

 


 


Special Moments: Then & Now


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In Five Words Or Less
  • Rabbi Grossman in Pajamas
  • Rabbi Engel's clown costume
  • Menorah Lighting at the flag
  • The tickling 'hey'
  • Your memory here...
 
We are "day workers." Day means light. Our work is to illuminate, to enlighten the world with the light of the Torah
— Hayom Yom, Tevet 29

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